NIN came back today,

running with sharp fur,
screaming at me, for twisted
purple minutes
arriving soon and blurry hours coming
at me,

“I’m gonna burn this


grabbing it from fuel in my soul,

searching for pills, gripping
to hide from the perilous beating
of instruments framed to harken, hack
my mind, pronouncing me gone, but letting me,


swimming in reckless wakefulness.

And it goes forever, in seconds,
with miraculous drive, no change
from a shipment
of relief, no pills,
no comfort, no alcohol…


growing in sickening alertness.

“this world rejects me,
This world threw me away
this world is going to have to pay”

and my shrink thinks
music the chicken, feathers ready to…


But the music is the egg,
cracking open in shattered pieces,
running away from me in blasts of pinkish-white,
leaving me in my orange pool,


“I’m gonna burn this



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  1. #1 by Hudson Howl on September 20, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Nine Inch Nails, was it “Just like you Imagined”. Where do you run to Brahms or NIN ? Brahms vs Industrial Rock, to think they were are both of this world

    • #2 by Carl on October 6, 2012 - 4:11 pm

      If its art, I’ll like it!

  2. #3 by Carl D'Agostino on September 21, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    I think the use of repetitiveness refrains(well of course they are repetitions or they would not be refrains) is very effective in speech as well as poetry.

    • #4 by Carl on October 6, 2012 - 4:12 pm

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your visit.

  3. #5 by Kay Camden on September 23, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    I like a lot of industrial (electronica mostly) but was never able to get into NIN. I can’t decide whether you like them or dislike them and I’d love to know what your shrink thinks about them.

    • #6 by Carl on October 6, 2012 - 4:16 pm

      I love NIN. I feel as though Trent knows who I am.

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